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5 Ideas For a Special Easter


So the holidays are almost here, huh? What we usually do when we have many days-off lined one after the other is to succumb to our escalating levels of laziness and spent all of our free time eating and…

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How much pesticides cost us


Hello again! As promised, here we go further exploring the harmful effects pesticides have on our health and environment. Currently, there are more than 1,055 active ingredients registered as pesticides, which are put together to produce over 20,000 pesticide products that are being marketed in the United States. However, pesticide resistance is increasing. In the 1940s, U.S. farmers lost only 7% of their crops to pests. Since the 1980s, loss has increased to 13%, even though more pesticides are being…

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Spring Into Your Local Farmers' Markets


Titled “Spring Into Your Local Farmers’ Markets”, the infographic explores the increasing popularity of farmers’ markets in the US over the last 15 years. Key highlights of the infographic include:     A look into the number of farmers markets since the mid-1990's     The environmental impact of buying local     Profile of farmers markets consumers – who they are, frequency of visits and amount they spend     Overview of the Farmers Market Nutritional Program Infographic credits: Farmers…

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Infographic: 9 Shocking Facts About the Food Industry


Modern farming techniques and massive government subsidies have turned corn into an incredibly productive — and incredibly cheap — crop. But those innocent-looking yellow ears are a big reason why the American diet has gotten worse and American waistlines have gotten larger over the past half century. Infographic Source: Take Part

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… was last year. Technically. That is if rumors about the world ending tomorrow turn out to be true, of course. And they won`t. This year will be the first Christmas after the whole Mayan insanity. So it`s worth celebrating with a twist, yes? That`s why we decided to present  some traditional Christmas meals from around the world. Following the Wednesday blog post with Bulgarian recipes, below are the countries from where the rest of farmhopping`s pioneer farms are. We have also included the UK and…

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